“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.” ~Jeremiah 33:14
The poinsettias and candles are in place. The songs have been chosen, the Bible passages have been selected, and we know exactly how bright (dim) we want the lights to be. At 10:00 tonight the Legacy church family will come together to celebrate the incarnation of God. We’ll lift our voices and our hearts to our Father in song and in prayer to praise him for putting on flesh and becoming one of us in order to save us. We’ll give thanks to God for taking on our humanity and our sins in order to reconcile us back to him. We’ll rejoice that God came to us in the form of a human baby to show us what a completely helpless, totally dependent, perfectly innocent child of his looks like.
Israel and the prophets longed for the coming of the Messiah. They prayed for it and wrote songs about it. For centuries, they passed that longing on to their children.
Today we rejoice in that coming. But we also anticipate the second coming of the Christ. We pray for it and we write songs about it: that glorious day when the Kingdom is finally and fully established, when every knee will bow and every tongue confess, when God fulfills the gracious promise, when our King comes to reclaim his own.
Lord, come quickly.